Jolly Green Giant Claims

The Jolly Green Giant Claims is a gold, silver, and fluorine-fluorite mine located in Piute county, Utah at an elevation of 7,999 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Jolly Green Giant Claims  

State:  Utah

County:  Piute

Elevation: 7,999 Feet (2,438 Meters)

Commodity: Gold, Silver, Fluorine-Fluorite

Lat, Long: 38.46778, -112.33889

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Jolly Green Giant Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Jolly Green Giant Claims


Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Primary: Fluorine-Fluorite


State: Utah
County: Piute
District: Gold Mountain Mining District

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


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Type: Underground


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: High Plateaus Of Utah
Physiographic Detail: Tushar Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Type: R
Description: Basin & Range - Colorado Plateau Transition Zone


Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pyritic, Argillic


Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Latite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Analytical Data

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Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Limonite


Comment (Location): NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 AND SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 8


Reference (Production): PERRY, L. I., 1978

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